Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 487 473 435
Rank change year-on-year -14 -38 +17
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 981 1,111 1,439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.62% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.69% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 841 876 1,080
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,000 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 158,622 162,137 182,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.66% 90.74% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,735 130,343 151,856
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing.

Salary trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -61 860 £45,000 - 128
UK excluding London +5 683 £45,000 +12.50% 101
London -79 268 £57,500 +9.52% 35
South East -7 225 £45,000 +12.50% 30
North of England -16 111 £40,000 +14.29% 27
Scotland +65 94 £45,000 +5.88% 9
East of England +8 89 £37,500 -9.64% 12
South West -24 87 £41,015 +2.54% 11
Midlands -2 78 £43,750 +9.38% 12
Yorkshire +24 53 £36,400 +4.00% 11
North West -21 50 £45,000 +28.57% 15
East Midlands +23 41 £55,000 +37.50% 5
West Midlands +9 37 £40,000 - 7
North East -24 8 £37,500 +10.29% 1
Northern Ireland -3 3 - -
Wales +9 2 £40,500 +52.83%

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for System Testing.

1 414 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (39.96%) SQL
3 343 (34.96%) Test Automation
4 277 (28.24%) Finance
5 265 (27.01%) C#
6 206 (21.00%) Microsoft
7 194 (19.78%) .NET
8 183 (18.65%) Scrum
9 180 (18.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 179 (18.25%) Unit Testing
11 176 (17.94%) QA
11 176 (17.94%) BDD
12 154 (15.70%) SDLC
13 147 (14.98%) Java
14 146 (14.88%) Integration Testing
15 145 (14.78%) SQL Server
16 140 (14.27%) TDD
17 138 (14.07%) Python
18 137 (13.97%) Selenium
19 133 (13.56%) Degree
20 126 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
21 120 (12.23%) Oracle
22 119 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
23 110 (11.21%) Windows
24 108 (11.01%) Regression Testing
25 104 (10.60%) Project Management
26 102 (10.40%) Software Engineering
27 101 (10.30%) NoSQL
28 100 (10.19%) Test Scripting
29 97 (9.89%) JavaScript

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 58 (5.91%) MQSeries
2 32 (3.26%) IIS
3 22 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.04%) Apache
4 20 (2.04%) Jetty
5 18 (1.83%) JBoss
5 18 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 16 (1.63%) Confluence
7 10 (1.02%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.92%) SharePoint
9 8 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.20%) CMS
13 1 (0.10%) Documentum
13 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.10%) SAS
13 1 (0.10%) Tornado
Applications
1 65 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.82%) OrCAD
6 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.10%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (2.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 16 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.51%) Infor SunSystems
6 5 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.51%) SAP Payroll
7 4 (0.41%) JDE World
7 4 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.41%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.41%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.41%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 60 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.22%) Asana
3 12 (1.22%) SaaS
3 12 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
4 10 (1.02%) BlazeMeter
5 9 (0.92%) BrowserStack
5 9 (0.92%) GitHub
6 8 (0.82%) IaaS
6 8 (0.82%) Office 365
6 8 (0.82%) PaaS
7 7 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.41%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.41%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.31%) Force.com
9 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.06%) Internet
2 15 (1.53%) DHCP
2 15 (1.53%) DNS
2 15 (1.53%) Wireless
3 12 (1.22%) Firewall
4 9 (0.92%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.71%) NFC
6 6 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.51%) SSL
8 4 (0.41%) AMQP
8 4 (0.41%) HTTP
8 4 (0.41%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.41%) MPLS
8 4 (0.41%) NAS
8 4 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.41%) SAN
8 4 (0.41%) Skype
8 4 (0.41%) TETRA
9 3 (0.31%) Intranet
9 3 (0.31%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 101 (10.30%) NoSQL
3 85 (8.66%) Relational Database
4 66 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 60 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 58 (5.91%) Bigtable
7 58 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
8 41 (4.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 30 (3.06%) Power BI
10 23 (2.34%) MongoDB
11 20 (2.04%) Hadoop
11 20 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.83%) Redis
13 18 (1.83%) Riak
14 17 (1.73%) Couchbase
14 17 (1.73%) MySQL
14 17 (1.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 137 (13.97%) Selenium
2 88 (8.97%) JIRA
3 79 (8.05%) Cucumber
4 77 (7.85%) Jenkins
5 58 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 50 (5.10%) Visual Studio
7 42 (4.28%) JMeter
8 38 (3.87%) WebDriver
9 34 (3.47%) Git (software)
9 34 (3.47%) SpecFlow
10 33 (3.36%) SoapUI
11 32 (3.26%) TeamCity
12 24 (2.45%) Subversion
13 23 (2.34%) LabVIEW
14 17 (1.73%) TestRail
14 17 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
15 14 (1.43%) HP UFT
16 13 (1.33%) Eclipse
17 12 (1.22%) Maven
17 12 (1.22%) Sublime Text
General
1 277 (28.24%) Finance
2 64 (6.52%) Retail
3 50 (5.10%) Manufacturing
4 45 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.36%) Electronics
6 27 (2.75%) Banking
7 19 (1.94%) Front Office
8 14 (1.43%) Automotive
8 14 (1.43%) German Language
8 14 (1.43%) Law
9 13 (1.33%) General Ledger
10 12 (1.22%) Legal
11 11 (1.12%) Billing
12 10 (1.02%) Advertising
12 10 (1.02%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.92%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.71%) Marketing
15 6 (0.61%) Back Office
15 6 (0.61%) Publishing
16 5 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 279 (28.44%) Analyst
2 223 (22.73%) Developer
3 138 (14.07%) Test Analyst
4 81 (8.26%) Test Engineer
5 78 (7.95%) Tester
6 66 (6.73%) .NET Developer
7 63 (6.42%) Business Analyst
7 63 (6.42%) Consultant
8 53 (5.40%) C# Developer
9 45 (4.59%) Software Developer
10 43 (4.38%) Systems Analyst
11 37 (3.77%) Business Systems Analyst
12 34 (3.47%) Lead Developer
13 29 (2.96%) Automation Tester
13 29 (2.96%) Test Leader
14 28 (2.85%) C# .NET Developer
14 28 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
15 27 (2.75%) Test Automation Engineer
16 26 (2.65%) QA Analyst
16 26 (2.65%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (19.78%) .NET
2 88 (8.97%) XML
3 68 (6.93%) Middleware
4 64 (6.52%) ASP.NET
5 60 (6.12%) HTML
5 60 (6.12%) XML Schema
6 58 (5.91%) .NET Framework
7 55 (5.61%) SOAP
8 50 (5.10%) CSS
9 45 (4.59%) AngularJS
10 40 (4.08%) Entity Framework
11 34 (3.47%) WPF
12 33 (3.36%) Web Services
13 29 (2.96%) HTML5
14 28 (2.85%) RESTful
14 28 (2.85%) Spring
15 27 (2.75%) WCF
16 26 (2.65%) Node.js
17 24 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
18 22 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 126 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.03%) Virtual Team
3 61 (6.22%) User Experience
4 40 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (2.75%) Algorithms
8 26 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
9 24 (2.45%) Mobile App
9 24 (2.45%) Optoelectronics
10 21 (2.14%) Fintech
11 18 (1.83%) Smart Meter
12 16 (1.63%) Replication
13 15 (1.53%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.43%) Life Science
15 13 (1.33%) Acoustics
16 12 (1.22%) Reinsurance
17 10 (1.02%) e-Learning
17 10 (1.02%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 110 (11.21%) Windows
2 87 (8.87%) Linux
3 55 (5.61%) Unix
4 32 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.04%) CentOS
6 16 (1.63%) Android
6 16 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.61%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.61%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.31%) Solaris
10 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (34.96%) Test Automation
3 183 (18.65%) Scrum
4 180 (18.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 179 (18.25%) Unit Testing
6 176 (17.94%) BDD
7 154 (15.70%) SDLC
8 146 (14.88%) Integration Testing
9 140 (14.27%) TDD
10 119 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
11 108 (11.01%) Regression Testing
12 104 (10.60%) Project Management
13 102 (10.40%) Software Engineering
14 100 (10.19%) Test Scripting
15 84 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
15 84 (8.56%) Waterfall
16 83 (8.46%) OO
17 79 (8.05%) Software Testing
18 76 (7.75%) Test Strategy
19 69 (7.03%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 392 (39.96%) SQL
2 265 (27.01%) C#
3 147 (14.98%) Java
4 138 (14.07%) Python
5 97 (9.89%) JavaScript
6 70 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 58 (5.91%) XPath
8 49 (4.99%) C++
9 46 (4.69%) Ruby
10 32 (3.26%) PowerShell
11 31 (3.16%) C
12 28 (2.85%) PHP
13 27 (2.75%) PL/SQL
14 23 (2.34%) VB.NET
15 22 (2.24%) Shell Script
16 21 (2.14%) VB
17 19 (1.94%) Bash Shell
18 10 (1.02%) MATLAB
18 10 (1.02%) Perl
18 10 (1.02%) VB6
Qualifications
1 133 (13.56%) Degree
2 78 (7.95%) ISTQB
3 74 (7.54%) ISEB
4 42 (4.28%) Security Cleared
5 33 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (2.24%) PhD
7 20 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (2.04%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.82%) CCNA
8 8 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.82%) HNC
8 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.61%) HND
9 6 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.51%) ACCA
10 5 (0.51%) CIMA
10 5 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.41%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.31%) MCSE
12 3 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (17.94%) QA
2 24 (2.45%) SLA
3 9 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.82%) GAMP
5 5 (0.51%) GDPR
6 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.20%) JTAG
6 2 (0.20%) MISRA
6 2 (0.20%) SEPA
7 1 (0.10%) Basel II
7 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.10%) ECSS
7 1 (0.10%) MiFID
7 1 (0.10%) PMO
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (3.06%) Firmware
2 28 (2.85%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.12%) Docker
7 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.31%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.31%) XenApp
9 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.10%) HDFS
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (2.65%) HP ALM
2 25 (2.55%) Ansible
3 23 (2.34%) Puppet
4 16 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.43%) SCCM
6 13 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.71%) SCOM
8 5 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.41%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.20%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.10%) Grafana
12 1 (0.10%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.10%) logstash
12 1 (0.10%) Perfmon
12 1 (0.10%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.10%) Rancher
Vendors
1 206 (21.00%) Microsoft
2 120 (12.23%) Oracle
3 47 (4.79%) SAP
4 36 (3.67%) HP
5 29 (2.96%) VMware
6 28 (2.85%) Workday
7 16 (1.63%) Capita
7 16 (1.63%) Remedy
8 14 (1.43%) TIBCO
9 13 (1.33%) IBM
9 13 (1.33%) Xamarin
10 12 (1.22%) Assembla
10 12 (1.22%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.22%) Google
11 10 (1.02%) TOWER Software
12 8 (0.82%) EMC
13 7 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.71%) Sun
14 6 (0.61%) Citrix
14 6 (0.61%) Tableau